Hebrews 4:16 – Verse of the Day 4/28/13
Under the Old Covenant, the Chief Priest entered into God’s presence once a year on the Day of Atonement, and with great trepidation. God is no less awesome or fearsome today, and yet we are invited into His presence every moment. We can enter His presence with confidence because of the finished work of Christ, whose mercy and grace have made us right with God and enable us in times of need.
Our sins to grieve God, but He is faithful to forgive those who repent and there is nothing which can separate us from His love. Because of Jesus life and work we possess His presence in a way that would have dumbfounded believers under the Old Covenant. Thank God for his amazing forgiveness and presence in your life. Ask Him to give you the desire to seek Him rather than your own natural desires.